Krack Attack and Insurance Agents

Nov 16, 2017 / Cybersecurity

A recent article posted on InsureTrust talks about a dangerous new “KRACK Attack” and what it could mean for insurance agents. Fortunately, the exploit addressed by the article has not actually been found “in the wild,” which means that it is likely more theoretical (or at least it hasn’t been implemented in widespread use). As the article addresses, many internet of things, IoT, devices will be more vulnerable to this […]

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Congress Blocks CFPB Arbitration Rule

Nov 14, 2017 / News

In a move that gutted consumer advocates, the Senate used its powers under the Congressional Review Act to block the implementation of a rule passed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) that would have restricted the ability of large financial institutions to compel arbitration on a class-wide basis. Arbitration functions like private court. Arbitration allows for the speedy and efficient resolutions of claims in many cases. But for customers […]

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NIST Small Business Cybersecurity Act Passes In House

Oct 25, 2017 / Cybersecurity

Small businesses will soon receive much-needed help with cybersecurity. The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), which previously developed the 2014 NIST Cybersecurity Framework and 2016 publication “Small Business Information Security: the Fundamentals,” has been intricately involved in building our nation’s cyber-resiliency. Earlier this month, the 2017 NIST Small Business Cybersecurity Act passed in the House of Representatives. The NIST Act’s companion bill in the Senate, the MAIN STREET […]

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Arbitration | The Ins and Outs of Legal Gymnastics

Oct 19, 2017 / Arbitration

Although no one likes reading the fine print of a contract, businesses and consumer groups need to key in on arbitration clauses in contracts of any significance that they are asked to sign – because billions of dollars are at stake. At Vernon Litigation Group, we have an extensive history of representing clients in financial disputes in virtually all major arbitration forums, including FINRA, AAA, and JAMS. As a result, […]

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